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MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
the ceo of its uk newspaper operations who took the reins in july of last year is stepping down. >>> swiss banking giant ubs is reportedly close to reaching a $450 million settlement with u.s. and british authorities over an interest rate-rigging scandal that rocked the banking world this year. and on the deal front, delta airlines is said to be in talks for a 49% stake in british carrier virgin atlantic. >>> finally, check this out. the massive toys "r" us store in times square opened sunday morning. it's not going to close again until christmas eve night which means that the store will be open for a marathon of 543 consecutive straight hours. >>> coming up next, a pig causes a three-car accident. >>> and a news division says no more to lindsay lohan. >>> plus, the boys had their hands full with andy reid's eagles early on. your sports headlines are next. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actually like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event i
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 2:30am PST
.s. and the uk, one of the world's largest airlines trying to get a footprint over there. i don't know, our airlines aren't quite as good as the ones overseas. what's going on with virgin airways? >> it's a fascinating story, this. i mean, delta seems like they've played a trump card here. we'll just have to see whether this deal goes all the way. back in 2000, we saw richard branson -- sir richard branson -- selling 49% of his virgin airline group to singapore airlines. singapore now trying to sell that. they paid nearly $1 billion for it in 2000. we don't have a price yet. a lot of talk about delta might be interested. part of the reason that gives them -- some of their 304 takeoff and landing slots that virgin has into london's heathrow airport. the busiest hub in the world, i think. back to you. >> well, if they get it, i hope they don't affect virgin because it's the best way to get to london. geoff cutmore live from london, we appreciate that. >>> as always, shoot us an e-mail, waytooearly@msnbc.com and let us know why you are up right now. or text "awake" followed by your response to
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 2:30am PST
the president is considering anna wintor, the editor in chief to "vogue" to be the ambassador to the uk or france. she was the biggest bundlers raising more than $500,000 for the obama campaign. >>> that's now your top news. you know what? >> i'm trying to breathe in and absorb the last story. all right. there is a new voice joining the immigration debate with hispanic voters overwhelmingly siding with president obama for the second straight election. the trio of latino mega donors including eva longoria are launching a new group aimed at mobilizing that energy and enthusiasm. the primary focus is to grow a strong social media presence and help the white house in passing comprehensive immigration reform. they see this has a chance to work with republicans who may be wobbling after losing a second straight presidential loss. >>> the secretary of state is denying she is running for president for 2016 insisting she just needs time off. michael bloomberg has another idea. according to "the new york times," blook called clinton to encourage her to run for mayor in 2013. the call reportedly t
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 3:00am PST
's the rule in the uk. >> you could not be more wrong, brian. you need to get out more. my parents are getting old. i spent a lot of time the last year in the hospital with my mother, and i can tell you that the treatment they get is second to none. are there restrictions to the kinds of treatments? yes, they don't try and take on really experimental treatments unless you're in a trial, but most of the people i saw in a brand new hospital in my old home town of birmingham, they were getting first-class treatment, extremely expensive. and you know, you can argue about end of life care and was it worth it or not -- >> that's not what we're talking about. by the way, i guess the daily mail and telegraph are wrong. denied end of life care because too old to treat. >> this lady is not at the end of her life. >> i'm not talking about that woman. i'm raising a difficult issue. >> they are wrong, and they're being really alarmist because they get lots of attention for it. but people who are facing, you know, extreme -- the ends of their treatment of cancer, do they get treatment from the nhs? yes, the
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 4:30pm PST
scandal. in june, u.k. regulators slapped britain's barclays bank with a $450 million fine for similar charges. >> susie: u.s. regulators may be near an end to an anti-trust investigation of google's internet search results. at issue is whether google manipulates results of its internet search enge to hurt competitors. it was accused of unfairly promoting its shopping and travel services over those of others. google denies it used its dominance in the search business to hurt rivals. the federal trade commission is expected to wrap up the probe by the end of the year. and why a new program to help student loan borrowers could on another front google allowed its google maps app to be used on apple iphones, this has been a real controversial issue, as you know. and now apple iphone users will have access to that and it's not just about getting directions. a lot of revenues are involved here, advertising revenues, huge, enormous. >> big news. >> tom: it was. three months in the making, of course, when apple unleashed its new iphone it didn't come with that goog el-- google map app, now is
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 10:00pm PST
suit. armstrong sued the uk sunday times a year ago when the paper reported that armstrong had taken performance drugs. armstrong had received a settlement. but since the u.s. doping agency has declared that armstrong ran a doping group, the paper has counter sued. >>> more delays for the california crabbing season. we'll explain what's holding up fishermen for the third time this season. [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >>> an 80-foot oak tree fell on a house in los gatos. it pierced the roof and took out power. pg & e crewed worked to clear the branches away from power lines. >>> seems like commercial crab fishermen in northern california will have to wait a little bit longer to set their traps again. for the third time the department
SFGTV
Dec 13, 2012 6:30pm PST
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NBC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
in "hyde park on hudson." the first to host a visit by the king and queen of england. the u.k. is in need of an allied. they may have more difficulty. "hyde park on hudson" is rated r. >> we can still make it to canada. >> "deadfall." they are hoping to reunite in canada. the homecoming may not be a peaceful one went big brother comes knocking. "deadfall" is rated r. an absentee father comes home for the holidays. this examines the family flaws after the father who walks out asked for a seat at the table. it is not rated. that is the box office preview. i am raphael seth. >> holiday dysfunction. 33 degrees at the airport. the ravens head south to take on the redskins. >> cam cameron is defending joe flacco. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. look grandma, they have a hobbit menu. i know. apparently, they based an entire movie off of it. try the all-new hobbit inspired menu, only at denny's. and see "the hobbit: an unexpected journey." >> good morning. there is a lot on the line for both teams on sunday. a win for the ravens, they claim a playoff bid. in, a
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
in the u.k. and then this sumpter community turned another corner. andy murray, the tennis champion who in 1996 survived the dunblane massacre by hiding under a desk won gold at the london olympics. for dunblane, at last there was a joyful legacy to balance its terrible sadness. but as soon as the news of the sandy hook school shootings broke, old wounds reopened. >> i would say our hearts go out to them and -- sorry. i'm not really giving them the best effort for someone who's moved on but i think out of the most tragic circumstances some good does appear and hopefully that will happen for them. >> reporter: at the dunblane community center they're lighting candles of condolence and sending sympathy from one of the only places on earth that really understands the depth of newtown's grief. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, dunblane. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >>> a reporter's escape from kidnappers in the middle east. "e
WHUT
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am EST
. tavis: i will take full responsibility for it. so when you were a kid growing up in the uk and you latch on to this acting profession, how much did you dream, want, desire to make it in theater, in film, in america? so to your point, since we're so steeped in film, how much was it -- would you have been content if your career had stayed across the water, or is this part of a dream for you? >> my absolute aim was to work in london theater. it did not really go further than that, and it was, partly because my dad is a theater actor and my mom is a playwright, so that was what i would grown up with. that's what i would known. i did not even imagine that there would be american films. it was sort of something beyond. i absolutely did not. when it happened and when i started getting these films, it was a complete shock. so no, it hadn't been. it had been beyond what i would imagined. tavis: there is a great line in a film, "broadcast news." >> right. tavis: i think the line is, it is a question, really, what happens in life when your life exceeds your dreams. >> ooh, that's a good one. tavis:
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 2:30pm EST
on -- >> best of rtm. >> how can we forget the craze in the uk called milking? dumping entire gallons of milk over their heads? >> craze or downright stupidity, dumbest thing i ever saw. >> as to not be overshaded, students decided to do their own video called -- >> reminiscent of the original video they walk into a grocery store, they walk right past the milk because that's not what they're after. they go right over to the wine racks and pick up the port. >> which is an after dinner wine. >> yes. >> a dessert wine. >> dessert wine which is much more expensive than your average $8 cheap bottle of wine. >> and there they are. they're dumping it over their heads all over town. walking outside of a library, while riding bikes, fishing, while they're eating, at their school, on the campus, over pillars, blocking traffic. they wanted to do it a little more refined than the milking guys they went with port. >> they're wasting so much money. they're wasting good port. >> this is just dumb. this isn't going to catch on. >> of course not. it's ridiculous. >> nothing redeeming or funny about it. not fu
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am EST
. as you can see there, the uk gilt is telling offer a little bit. yield riding to 1.78%. whether it's the bund or even yields in spain are falling as prices rise a little bit. so there is light at the end of the tunnel according to our next guest. he says the global economy is close to reaching its weakest point before recovery sets in. he's robert cohen, chief equity strategist. woke. >> good morning. >> we just heard rob doddson talking through some of these results. unfortunately, we saw some signs of weaker demand, especially global demand in these reports. but perhaps what is consistent with what you're saying, why is it your view that that is going to happen? >> sometimes you need to pull away. you move away from the fundamentals a little bit on the month to month improvements. if you look at 2013 as a whole, the big headwinds you've had in a number of years, fiscal austerity is largely the sarp in europe year on year. 2014, that comes up quite quickly. 2013 is largely going to be the final year of the crushing deleveraging if you like on the european banks. so essentially the
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 4:00am EST
as analysts cut their outlook for the uk power group. >> okay. welcome. it's the start of a brand new week here on "worldwide exchange." and don't adjust your set, kelly and i are together. >> for once, for a day. >> but make the most of it because it won't be lasting. >> if only there were a slo-mo. >> i'm going to enjoy as much as i can of today. >> and likewise. and then we're going to have to get all of our u.s. voouers to find cnbc world because they could get three hours of you, carol and carolin for the rest of the week. >> whatever they can do. record it and fast forward to the good bits. >> yeah. >> it will be 2:00, 3:00 in the morning or whatever. >>> on today's show, plenty to come on. >> yes. the south american union faces ejection from the imf for allegedly cooking its books about the innation rate. we'll head out to europe where the swiss banking giants could be facing $1.6 billion over libor rate rigging allegations. >> and we'll be on the floor in beijing where china's leaders just wrapped up a major conference. >>> and japan's prime minister election is calling on the bank
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> guess what it's boxing in the uk, canada and several other country and shoppers are mobbing the stores. these are the crowds in london. the 26th of december is like black friday here in the united states. analysts expect 4 million british shopper also spend nearly $5 billion today, back here at home, it will be a similar scene today as people head to return those unwanted gifts and jump on big post holiday sales and we do mean big. check out this deal from best buy, a 32 inch tv for under $200. those are the kinds of deals we're seeing at major retailers. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. tell us more. >> it's like having a flashback to black friday. the deals, everybody killing each other just to get the deals but if you're a retailer you take a big hit on a day like today because the national retail federation says almost 11% of whole day gifts we got are returns. that adds up to $60 billion and a lot of that happens today. it's a busy day for retailers. if you're returning stuff today that's some good news here, most stores are keeping their return policies the same as
FOX Business
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
, no doubt about it. has dual citizenship between the u.k. and u.s. neighbor he believes, his dogs were poisoned by the neighbor who ended up getting murdered. i don't know. we'll see. but still no charges. tracy: sunday night movie. ashley: it is, it is. 48 hours will have a special in couple of years. as we do every 15 minutes take a check on markets right now. nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole, dow, at low of the day right now? >> it is under pressure. vix, fear index is so the upside. dollar is stronger. these things are pressuring the dow. we're back worrying about the fiscal cliff. i want to look a couple names hitting new highs, all-time highs, 52-week highs. start by looking at cvs caremark, farmsy health care provider this 2013 guidance is helping things along. they upped, raises the dividend with the upbeat outlook for 2013 that is giving the stock a nice boost. as i noted fresh all-time high for this particular company. we'll look at clearwire. everybody knows they have a deal already with sprint. now there is talk that sprint is offering t
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
to france or the u.k.? the new rumbles of anna wintour as ambassador coming up next. melissa: more breaking news right now. disney and netflix reaching a multiyear catalog deal. netflix will be the exclusive u.s. subscription television service for first-run live action animated disney films. basically that means you have to go to netflix to get first crack at disney stuff and cartoons to is moms of course. you can see netflix's stock reacting. investors loving this news and the stock is rising substantially on that. you can see it is up there about 7%. thank you. that is little dark for me there. lori: good news for content on netflix. more choices. >>> internet giant yahoo! facing trouble south of the border. a potential judgement against it in a mexican court may cost billions. shibani joshi has the details for us. so the amount of this lawsuit is equivalent of what, like a third of yahoo!'s cash on hand? that is exorbitant. >> it is a huge chunk what a the company has in he bank and this is something investors will pay very close attention to obviously when the company is spending bill
FOX News
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
, this is getting coverage in the uk. i have a friend in peru who had seen it on tv in peru, it's all over the world. mexico is on a global stage right now, and they need to do the right thing. martha: this is an ally and a huge trading partner of the united states, and it's apparent to me that all you're asking for is fair treatment for your son, and that he be returned on what you see as a baseless charge. >> precisely. martha: john and olivia we hope your son gets home in time for christmas and he can share that special time with you and your family and get out of there. and we are going to stay on top of this story. we thank you so much for being with us today. thanks to you both. >> thank you. bill: it's a tough, tough time. jon scott is coming up a couple minutes away, hospitals what is going on. jon: a new report from an independent group. it has a lot to say about what went wrong in benghazi. the tere owe attack back on september 11th left four americans dead, and it says the state department messed up big time. we'll go in depth on that. plus the president just about to announce the steps h
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 10:00am PST
's royal family turns up dead. we have reaction from the uk and asked if the public ridicule may have played a role in this heartbreaking turn of events. one of our most important allies at risk of losing the democracy that people died for a couple of years ago. we'll look at the future of egypt and what will happen if one of america's most important allies implodes. [chanting] u. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral to see a specialist. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare s
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
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KRON
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
in the u.s. and the u.k. and canada. >> some showers still. that is right james i put into motion you can see exactly which direction the shower is moving. we are seeing the abundance of the heavy rain sitting off the coastline. that is offshore. we have been contending with wet weather in the north bay for some time. santa rosa has received over an inch of rain in the past 12 hours alone. >> said a look at the yellow on your screen over the bottle and the 1 1/37 interchange. take a look at rain fall rate see how much is currently falling in your neighborhood. >> flirting with and half inch in sunspot again it depends on where you're located. heavy rain for portions of 101. you can see in windsor heavy rain right now not to bad in santa rosa. they are catching a bit of a break. seeing rain in the richmond district. the sunset and acting as a specific site. a portion of the downtown area in san francisco is contending with rain. >> off a lot of the surface streets is affected. market street, a very boulevard, sunset boulevard, at 19th avenue headed out of the city. >> we will continue to s
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
, and we're forgetting about the weak economy in the uk. there are two things that i'm watching. i'm looking at central banks around the world constituent adding physical gold to their coffers to the opportunity of 400 tons. and a new investor class, the etp, investors holding 2600 tons of gold and the fourth largest holder. so when i start watching, if we start reducing those levels, maybe the top is in. by the way, the dollar is closer to the lows than it is to the highs, so keep an eye on the dollar as well. >> okay. it sounds like it's too early to call in your view. let's look at what goldman is cowling for. they're cutting their 3, 6 and 12-month targets. do you agree with those levels where you see it going long term and short term? >> jackie, you know, the numbers we have to watch right now, i don't know if i necessarily agree with those numbers. but the numbers we're looking at right now are the numbers we have covered on this show a few times. it's 1675 to 1672. that's the big support there. if we get through that, we'll see 1600, maybe even 1530. on the down side resist
CNBC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the house and senate, we would get a mainstream deal. >> i think we're going to fall out of the fiscal tr
CNN
Dec 19, 2012 10:00pm PST
countries of the world. i'm getting phone calls from all over the world, russia, portugal, uk, you know, people cannot believe what's happening here. and people in like, i was in virginia. i went to d.c. to see our senators on capitol hill. >> you already did that? you already went down? >> yes, yes, i returned this morning. >> do you feel that there is a possibility for change? >> definitely. we met with senior aides to president of the united states. valerie jarret and she told us this is a personal priority for our president. he is making a personal commitment to advance this cause to make our schools safe to make our public safe. this should not be a partisan issue, this should be an issue for the entire nation. we should join the ranks and create policies that are balanced. >> lillian for you, you want to have a civil discussion about this. >> very much so. >> you want something to come out of this? >> absolutely. i'm not the only one. all of the funerals and wakes i've attended, people are dying -- they're just really have to have it be a civil discussion and change now. there is
CNN
Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
to sweeping gun control changes in the uk. those changes were fueled by petitions signed by 750,000 people. that petition was created by dr. mick whose daughter died. welcome, mr. north. this must have brought back particularly painful memories back to you? >> yes, it certainly did. when i heard the age of the victims and the place in which it happened, it was inevitable that all sorts of memories were going to come back and most of those were likely to be painful ones. >> you became a symbol for new gun control in britain. you were very forceful about it. you got this extraordinary petition going and led to an almost complete ban on handguns. the difference here, it seems to me, and i want to you explore this if you can, it's very political, the debate about handguns in america. it wasn't the same way back in britain, was it? >> no, it wasn't. there were politicians who stood by the gun lobby but i would say the majority of our mps have had an open mind on the subject or were very much in favor of doing something to tighten up on gun control. >> what impact did the ban on handguns have in
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
it with greece and the fiscal compact and the uk v vetoing the agreements. you can put it back together again. but there's an enormous amount of damage, a lack of credibility and a feeling of lack of investor confidence that's taken place during that process. and to your very point, let's look at this for a second. we have the fiscal cliff. you then have the debt ceiling. don't forget the debt ceiling. then you go back to the middle of 2013. by the time you get to it, you're back to a budget impass once again. so you're right, it's perpetual cliffs and falls and slowdowns. >> that just is not very heartening, my friend. so why is the u.s. stock market having one of the best years, one of the ten best years ever? >> that's an easy one. firstly, very low. 2008, look at the graph. and it's gone like that all the way down and it's come back up again and equities remain cheap. bonds weren't doing that much. it was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of certain special situations. but don't be fooled. there's an element of scotch missed about this. the first whiff of really nasty problems, you'
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 1:00am PST
, really negative. this has become a very emotional story in the uk and around the world, it seems. and blood on your hands is the phrase that keeps coming up. they obviously didn't intend this. these weren't journalists. they were comedians, if anything, and they gave it a go and it went through. there's a lot of criticism here that this should be tried. you have reported, i know, on the privacy laws in this country and the tabloid journalism and the pressure around that. and so this was seen as completely inappropriate. and it's come out with a worse possible ending as well. >> it's just an awful, awful event. max foster, appreciate you being with us. >>> a 21-month-old girl was caught up in an adoption battle. that's ahead. first, kyung lah with the "360 bulletin." >>> the republican chairman on the house intelligence committee says the u.s. has a moral obligation to act immediately if there's concrete proof syrian troops have loaded chemical weapons that are ready to be launched. this video posted online which cnn cannot independently verify purports to show syrian missiles tha
CNN
Dec 15, 2012 12:00am PST
and violent crimes went up. in the uk in jamaica and ireland, island nations that banned guns, you can't find a place where murder rates have gone down. they have gone up usually by large amounts. >> you cannot find a place -- >> first of all, basically every statistic that john cited is pure bunk in terms of the fact that the more guns equal -- that's true. they were gun-free zones, but attributing that to the fact that this violence occurred, that's where i have to step in. listen, my brother was shot in a shooting on top of the empire state building which was chaotic. i know firsthand i talked with the victims from the aurora tragedy. and all these tragedies. to a person, they all say if there were another person armed, it would have led to more carnage. >> they've stopped many cases. >> excuse me. >> name one case where that's happened. if every one of the cases they say if there were more guns, it would have only led to more chaos. look at the empire building shooting here in new york. there were highly trained officers in the chaos and eight other people shot and every one was an innoce
CNN
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
don't know how many of these gangs there are in the u.k. and these gangs tend to put a wedge between the child and parent so that the victim doesn't even know who to trust anymore and won't go to their parents for help. >> atika, thank you. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." the rise of drones. the number of drones has surged. in 2001, we had 50 of them. now 7,500. the machines designed to watch are now looking like fish. this is called the bioswimmer. was developed by the department of homeland security dart into hard to reach places under water and it's not the only nature-inspired robot. there is a cheetah. they put a skin on it. and, of course, the robo mule. both developed by the defense advanced research project's agency, darpa. "outfront" tonight, barbara starr. i know the real new front, drones themselves, have changed the entire way this country will fight war forevermore. let's start with the bioswimmer. what can it do? >> well, this is a very interesting project that was actually funded by the department of homeland security to basically -- it takes the shape of a tuna be
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2012 7:45am EST
, i cannot get that here. i am taking a trip to the u.k. to visit my sister in the military and i thought this would be the perfect tord to take >>host: it is ideal natalie --perfect toy to date. it is not like carrying a big laptop. if you are going to another country this would be ideal to stick with you. >>caller: write this has so to it, so much capability >>host: it is wide open to you.we appreciate you calling good luck on the trip and happy holidays >>caller: happy holidays to you all >>host: here at midnight when i was sound asleep he will be here all how busy we get in his presentation when there are three minutes left.c13 now see the call volume going like this. ill have plenty of people that can handle your call right now. now is the time to call in kit several home, you can get it home for under $40 but that. our lot of first- c13 be the first line. >>guest: if we only have three minutes left we better play some games. there is no way this will last all day i do not want to be disappointed. already 12,000 on and is 88 am. this is a 1.2 gigahertz processor. th
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Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
of uk? >> can i thank my honorable friend for campaigning assiduously for this. he has made a very strong case for how this new road will open up the prospect really economic governments as well as dealing with traffic congestion. and it's exactly the program we can undertake that didn't happen under the last labour government because we made the switch. again, i congratulate him for the campaign he has fought which i think is -- [inaudible] >> given the falling number of nurses in the nhs, does he recognize that people view with skepticism what you said about protection to the nhs? will he acknowledge that passing on a 2% cut to local government will cut adult social services across the country? the foldable, the disabled, the elderly. >> just -- for so we provided billions more, but -- let me just say this point to the labour party. they want to be in government and they claim they want to cut the deficit. what would they cut? what would they cut? if they object to the local government settlement and the object to the defense settlement and the objective the nhs budget and the ob
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Dec 25, 2012 3:15pm EST
life is like during the war for people in the u.k., which is for the story of a set. so i researched it and never sent then i realized that that works for me to write a novel, but with a factual background that is very much imparted in the story and it helps me to get the book a kind of texture. it's not everybody's way, but interweaving the fictional story of their side effects have been the way this worked for me. >> if you're going to use research for book is one thing if it takes place. as i have been elected. a book such as this one, which takes place in so many different places, can you go to those places, do you go to those places? >> i prefer to visit any place i write. "winter of the world" takes place in cities that are familiar to me. london, washington, berlin. event is petersburg into moscow. but a few places i haven't visited us got a chapter about the development of the atom bomb and a lot of that took place in new mexico and in particular was very exciting true story of espionage down in new mexico. santa fe apparently is crawling with fbi agents. everybody knew becau
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Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
around the u.k. so i could see how she interacted with people. in addition to interviewing people there were lots of other ways that i developed my sense of who she is and how she goes about her job. >> was she aware that you are writing this book? >> she was, yes. she was aware. i initially approached the palace when i got the assignment from random house and wrote a very polite letter and got a very polite letter back saying we appreciate your interest and a lot of people are interested in writing about the queen. we have a hard time choosing somebody but fortunately i had a group of people who helped enormously with the diana book. some of them had worked for her. some of them were her relatives and they became my advocates. and went to her senior officials at buckingham palace and said yes she's an american, but she has a body of work that shows that she writes fair and balanced books and it would be a serious book. it would be a theory -- thorough book. after six months they briefed the senior press people and she gave them permission to give me their cooperation which was ve
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. the guy in the u.k. or the person who starts swimming in their 30s and they're the top swim coaches. there are patterns. if you look at the number one ranked restaurant in the u.s. at the time i wrote this, he has a process of creating new dishes, and it's a similar process used by investors and similar to some of the top athletes. distilling that into one blueprint that people can apply to whatever they want to learn whether it's guitar, spanish or whatnot, what is the goal. for this, food is the trojan horse. >> gavin: 700 pages. >> the big one. >> gavin: but substantively it's still about the art of cooking. it's still about food, and it's been interesting and well reviewed. you have critiques saying, wow this works. >> it's amazing. i thought i was really going to get drawn and quartered by the food guys. i really did. it's oddly enough it's the food guys, the food people--people i don't know at all who have in many cases reviewed it the best. and the book people who have come after me. >> gavin: but i guess this is because of the notion of meta learning. what is the idea in the
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